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This: Getting Fresh

This week my little boy told me that I am The Most Sporty Woman in the World. Now, I’ve been called many things but never that. I’m totally rubbish at sports. I am not sporty. I just do a lot of exercise because I am blessed with bountiful obesity genes and I am avoiding becoming […]

This: Paper-Cuts in Places

This: Paper-Cuts in Places

Of course I always notice when paper-cuts pop up in interesting places such as advertising and music videos. Perhaps I’ll dig out more and do a whole “paper-cuts in places” feature– like “faces in places”. Only not. But for now, just look! Paper-cut beautifulness gracing the Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Chanel. […]

This: Stoner

This: Stoner

An old friend recommended Stoner by John Williams to me and I’m glad of it. I really liked it. It is a beautifully observed, straightforward story. I would say that it is the ordinary tragedy of an ordinary man. I think that is what is so heart-breaking — the scale. If it had been about […]

This: In a Week

I listened to this song oh, about fifty times last week. It’s so darkly poetic and beautiful. One of the clips I found had a little interview with it and he said he wrote it about these hills where he lives that hold a brutal history and it got me thinking about songs that are […]

This: The Poisonwood Bible

This: The Poisonwood Bible

Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I’ve only found sorrow. Last year was a slow year for reading for me but The Poisonwood Bible was a real highlight. […]

Goodness: Paper Works by Gingko Press

Goodness: Paper Works by Gingko Press

I leafed through a copy of this in Berlin and would really recommend it for fans and practitioners of paper arts. Beautifully curated and a lovely tactile tome; it not only showcases the familiar faces of the paper-cutting world but also those who are really pushing the form. I found it totally inspiring. Find it […]